Ethiopia is a country best known for its fast athletes like Dibaba and Bekele, breathtaking models like Liya Kebede and of course Haile Selassie but there are also famous TV personalities who are doing a great job in entertainment and pushing their country to civilization. The following is a list of ten most famous TV personalities in Ethiopia:
Popular TV Personalities Born in Ethiopia
1. Senait Ashenafi
Senait Ashenafi was born on the 10th of March in Addis Ababa in 1966 and is famous for her role in the series General Hospital as Keesha Ward but the 47 year old is also a dancer, a singer and a successful model. She also starred in the hit show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” alongside will smith and the 2001 movie “Honeybee”
2. Haile Gerima
Haile Gerima was born on the 4th of March, 1946. He is an Ethiopian TV personality and a famous film maker because he specializes in showing the world how his people suffered in slave trade. He leads the L.A Rebellion film movement but he is most famous for directing the movie Sankofa in 2003 which has won numerous international awards. His training in Los Angeles School of Black Films also pushed him to meet other famous film directors and work with them to make exceptional black movies. He has also been a reputable professor at Washington DC’s Howard University.
3. Marcus Samuelson
The 43 year old Marcus Samuelson is a very well known chef all over the world who has worn multiple awards for his culinary skills. He has frequently been seen on TV shows Chopped and Top Chef Masters among others. The camera friendly chef has given interviews to NPRs Terry Gross and has even cooked for president Barrack Obama. Another famous Ethiopian chef seen a lot on TV is Daniel Mesfin. Apart from his BBC show and his restaurant, he also works on eradicating hunger in Ethiopia through his cooking. He is one popular Ethiopian TV personality but one thing you would wish for is to taste his cooking.
4. Evan Farmer
Evan Ragland Farmer was born on 28 July, 1972 at Asmara, Eritrea, Ethiopia and is the host of a TLCs home design TV series while you were waiting and he has acted in many films like the Fantastiks, he is also a proclaimed musician despite his architectural training. Evan made his first career break in entertainment in 1998 with his portrayal of the central character “Jerry O’Keefe” in MTV’s movie sensation: 2GE+HER. See also: 20 Ethiopian Music You Should Listen To
5. Bruno Xavier
Another famous Ethiopian TV personality is Bruno Xavier. He is known for his many commercial appearances though he’s also a professional actor who has starred in a few American and many Australian films. The Eritrean born actor was seen in TV comedies Fat Pizza and Garage Days among others. However, he now resides in Australia and works from there.